Regional Contact

Yao Pokou
Country Manager Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire is one of the most relevant cocoa producers in the global market. In 2012 an estimated 33% of the world's global cocoa supply was traced back to the West African country. Just as in coffee, however, only a very small share of the profits generated in this massive industry benefit the small-scale farmers, who grow their crop on an average farm size of 1 to 3 hectares. 


Even though we mostly concentrate on coffee in our daily work, one cannot deny the proximity in the production systems between the two crops. This is why we followed the idea of a donor who encouraged us to pilot our approach in cocoa. Here are some of the challenges learned about:

Sustainability in the Cocoa Sector


Strengthening professional capacity building of Cocoa Farmers

A large amount of cocoa is produced by smallholder farmers who face a diverse set of challenges. By increasing the technical and managerial capacities of individuals and organizations, farmers become more competitive in the market and their chances for success are much greater.

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